My methods for keeping stress at bay

My methods for keeping stress at bay

We all reach a point where you feel like your life is falling apart at the seams. There are seemingly not enough hours in the day to keep your work, family and social life on track, so one or more them start slipping.  If you’re anything like me it’ll be the family and social elements … Continue reading

What a week!

What a week!

Well, what can I say about this week other than “I’m glad it’s Friday!” Things got off to a fair start with the journey up to Norwich early Monday morning. And when I say early, I’m talking 04:50 in the AM start. Problems started an hour and a half in, when the car started to … Continue reading

Fed up with Apple’s incessant whining

Fed up with Apple’s incessant whining

It seems that every day Apple are filing lawsuits to prevent Android from doing this, that or the other … or possibly all three.  I for one am fed up to the back teeth with it all. Apple need to take a good look at themselves and how potential customers are viewing their actions. The … Continue reading

Upcoming Movies

Upcoming Movies

I was traipsing through the listings on IMDB this morning, checking out what to expect at the cinema this year and came across a whole host of “in development” films. So I’ve decided to put them together into two posts. Today’s is all about the films coming out this year and the second will showcase … Continue reading

Social Media In Schools

Social Media In Schools

My 10-year old niece has been learning about e-mail and using the internet at school.  I was pleasantly surprised to hear this because it can be a contentious issue. Understandably many schools and / or local authorities are concerned about cyber-bullying, some have even taken the over-the-top option of banning social networking completely. I say … Continue reading

Smartphone usage during comfort breaks

Smartphone usage during comfort breaks

I recently came across a couple of surveys regarding smartphone uses and their users. The first one is the more in-depth and was carried out by marketing firm 11Mark who surveyed 1,000 Americans about their use of phones on toilet breaks. Three-quarters of those who took the survey admitted to using their smartphones when in the … Continue reading

Kindle connection problems

Kindle connection problems

So, last night it would appear that I became a statistic! I fired up the Kindle to pick up two new books that I’d bought earlier in the day, but was soon shouting at the thing! Like trying to hurt the feelings of an inanimate object is going to make a difference, right?  Well, at … Continue reading

MCMLXV

MCMLXV

In case you don’t “do” roman numerals, MCMLXV stands for 1965 – the year I was born. I thought I’d take a look at what was going on in the world during that year.  Below you’ll see a few facts from various categories that give a taste of what 1965 was all about. It’s by … Continue reading

Facebook Timeline

Facebook Timeline

As everyone is probably aware by now, Facebook has rolled out its Timeline feature. There has been a lot said across the internet about the subject, some of it good but a lot of it bad. From a quick peruse I think it’s fair to say that most comments on the bad side come from … Continue reading

My Top Android Apps

My Top Android Apps

I’ve had my HTC Sensation XE for nearly 2 months now, so I figured it was about time to report on some of the apps I’ve downloaded. I’m not really one for collecting apps ‘just for the sake of it’ like some people – I only tend to download apps that I know I’m going … Continue reading

So long 2011

So long 2011

It wasn’t the best year for me personally, so I can’t say that I’m too upset about the departure of 2011.  It seems like it was all downs with no ups. But thinking about it a bit deeper, there were some positives to come out of it. Like I’m still breathing and I still have … Continue reading

Last post of 2011

Last post of 2011

So. Here we are then … we made it to the end of 2011. Well almost!  A few hours to go yet, but I think we’re safe! I was hoping to get to the hundredth post before new year, but I fell one short! No biggie – I’ll get to start 2012 with that milestone, so it’s … Continue reading

Top news stories of 2011

Top news stories of 2011

January Arizona bloodbath Representative Gabrielle Giffords is shot in an assassination attempt in Arizona. She is among at least 17 shot by a gunman who opened fire on the congresswoman’s constituent meeting outside a local grocery store. Six people are fatally wounded, including United States District Court Judge John Roll, and a young girl. The … Continue reading

What a great start to Christmas

So, here we are, the week before Christmas.  You could be forgiven for thinking that all good people are gearing up for the big day, instilling joy and happiness in their fellow human beings. Well, for the most part they are. But there are some nut-jobs breaking out of the woodwork.  I’m talking of course … Continue reading